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A range of fuel system and component testing from SGS, including high-temperature fuel system aging, thermal cycling, fuel tank, fuel line and fire resistance testing.

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Your fuel system and components are subject to a wide range of usage, specification and regulatory requirements. As a result, specialized testing is required. We offer a comprehensive range of testing services for fuel systems and components, including:

  • High temperature fuel system aging
  • Fuel pump testing
  • Fire resistance testing
  • Fuel component analysis and testing services
  • Fuel testing services
  • Fuel line testing
  • Fuel pump testing services
  • Fuel dispenser testing
  • Fuel system flame arresting capability testing

Comprehensive fuel system and component testing from a world leading provider

As a world-leading provider of testing, inspection, certification and verification services, we offer you unrivaled expertise in fuel system and component testing.

High-temperature fuel system aging

We offer several high-temperature soak areas for accelerated and long-term aging of fuel system components. Soak temperatures in these various Class I facilities range in temperature based on your needs and are closely monitored and controlled to ensure temperature consistency. Where applicable, test specimens are vented individually, by fuel type, to prevent hydrocarbon (HC) cross-contamination.

Thermal cycling

We provide an extensive base of environmental chambers for thermal cycling. Chamber sizes range from small reach-ins to large walk-ins and can support a wide range of temperatures. Thermal shock and humidity testing capabilities are also available. Some test chambers are intrinsically safe and explosion rated making it possible to conduct thermal cycling that involves the safe use of fuel or other flammable materials.

Fuel tank testing

We perform various fuel tank tests for the automotive, aerospace, marine and off-road industries. Our testing capabilities include:

  • Slosh noise testing
  • Lateral slosh testing
  • Tilt slosh testing
  • Fuel pump and fuel delivery module testing
  • Level sender durability testing
  • Fill testing
  • Vibration testing

In addition to fuel tank testing, we can conduct thousands of different tests on fuel systems and fuel system components.

Fuel line testing

We perform many of the various tests for fuel hoses from OEM specifications to one of the many SAE procedures, including J1527, J1737, J2044, J2045 and more. Our team can also conduct long-term fuel recirculation tests at elevated temperatures, using aggressive gasoline and diesel fuels. We can also perform hose permeation testing using both evaporative and weight loss methodologies, while our Class 1 vibration capabilities enable us to perform fuel line life cycle testing.

Fire resistance and fire arrester testing

We have the capability to perform a multitude of fire resistance and burn rate tests, ranging from materials, hoses and coupons, all the way up to gasoline, diesel and CNG tanks. We are also recognized as a certified test site for conducting the GMW14844 procedure for fuel system flame arresting capabilities.

To discuss your fuel system and component testing needs, contact us today.